Cliff Miller

31 Flips | 1 Magazine | @thorsbyrigpig | Keep up with Cliff Miller on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Cliff Miller”

Avi Lewis on the 'ideological battle' over the Leap Manifesto

Avi Lewis on the climate crisis, Naomi Klein, and how he didn’t mean to ‘blow up the NDP convention’<p>If there’s an NDP gene, Avi Lewis surely has it. …

Why we're so attached to outdated Christmas songs

Classic Christmas pop songs tell us that a modern, urban Christmas isn’t really Christmas at all<p>It’s Christmas music season: that (most wonderful) …

'I was 19 the night I was kidnapped and raped'

Ashley Richard, 24, photographed on exchange in Bordeaux, France. Photo, Siqui Sanchez/Getty Images.<p>I was 19 the night I was kidnapped and raped. I’d …

Everything you think you know about milk is wrong

An actor named Sean Whalen sits at a desk, spreading a generous helping of peanut butter on a slice of bread, listening to a classical music radio …

The absolute, honest truth about UFOs

The confirmed presence of extraterrestrials would give a much-needed boost to the presidency of Barack Obama, writes Scott Feschuk<p>Remember UFOs? …

When is Cheryl's birthday? Singapore math question for kids stumps internet

A math question to test the logic skills of students participating in the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad has stumped people around the …

WestJet's #SmartSeats April Fool's Day Prank Is One Of Our Favourites

The Kim Kardashian Ice Lolly<p>An ice cream company has created this topical... but quite disturbing lolly. The' Kimsicle' pays homage to the reality …

Best April Fool's Day Jokes 2015 From Around B.C.

Cherry Picker One<p>West Vancouver Police<p>West Vancouver Police unveiled WVPD Cherry Picker One as a new tool to combat distracted driving. Officers …

Elton McDonald and the incredible story behind the Toronto tunnel

Why Elton McDonald built the Toronto tunnel that captivated the world<p>The digger Elton McDonald grew up on what’s probably the toughest street in …

6.5 Million Kraft Mac&Cheese Boxes Recalled Because Of Metal

NEW YORK — Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes of original flavour Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small …

Why the price of oil might be about to tank

‘Crude oil could fall to 25 per cent of its recent high’: expert<p>It’s easy to get lost in the incremental gyrations of oil prices. “Oil rises on …

Harry Wallop: Churchill’s feats impossible to match, beginning with his daily alcohol consumption

As I was slumped on the sofa during Death in Paradise and struggling to complete my second pint of champagne, I realized I was never going to match …

Vancouver’s green-bin program forces us to confront our food waste

In my house, we go through a weekly ritual in advance of the Saturday morning grocery shopping – a ritual of which I am not at all proud.<p>We reach into the darkest corners of the refrigerator, into the bottom of the crisper drawers and behind the wall of condiments to pull out the forgotten produce …

You Won't Believe Which Of These Breakfast Foods Is Healthier (VIDEO)

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – unless you're unknowingly sabotaging yourself with so-called "healthy" choices. In this throwback "Oprah Show" clip from 2009, David Zinczenko, then editor-in-chief of Men's Health, quizzed the audience on some of their favorite …

What a commodity bust would mean for Canada's economy

Given that we’re already in a slow-growth environment, the risk is stagnation in the economy, or something worse<p>Back in the 1980s, Ron Carey was …

Irish Soda Bread

Preheat oven to 425 F. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, salt and baking soda. With a fork combine all the dry ingredients well. Make a well in the flour mixture and then add buttermilk. Combine using a spatula until a dough has formed. Put the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead …

Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

Gluten sensitivity 'may not exist,' researcher says

Your gluten-free diet may, in fact, not be the reason your upset stomach, fatigue and headaches have gone away, says a recent study.<p>The researcher …

Long-Lost Honeymoon Photos From 1939 Will Take Your Breath Away

The bride did not wear white, there was no online registry, and guests certainly didn't use a wedding hashtag.<p>It was 1939; England was on the brink of World War II and Margaret and Denys Gardiner were simply in love. After their wedding, the giddy newlyweds drove around the English countryside for …

8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Committing To A Partner

By Bonnie Olson for YourTango<p><i>Before you make the big choice of a partner, take time to ask some very important questions.</i><p>"You must choose, but choose wisely. For as the true Grail will bring you life, the false Grail will take it from you." This ominous quote about choices is from the movie …

Farewell to gluten free: Why we are so easily fooled by pseudoscience and marketing gimmicks when it comes to food http://natpo.st/1iJPRAF

Redford had plans for penthouse suite in Edmonton provincial office building

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford's expenses continue to haunt her.<p>More damaging documents came to light Friday, including Ms. Redford's now-cancelled plans for an Edmonton premier's residence on the top floor of a provincial office building in the process of being renovated. The plans, …

The Macintosh’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Planned For January 25

Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh on January 24, 1984. Jobs explained the situation, Apple had to save the world from IBM. The Macintosh was a new …

WATCH: The Surprising Trait That's MUCH More Important Than IQ

<b>UPDATE: Angela Lee Duckworth weighs in on the outpouring of comments inspired by her talk.</b><p>"In response to just a few of the thoughtful comments... I agree that luck and talent also matter. I happen to think kids often underestimate the importance of hard work and sticking with things, but of …

Read Rehtaeh's Story Then Tell Me My Daughter Wasn't Raped

Most of what you are about to read was written months ago. Some of it by me, and some of it by a person who I will not name for legal reasons. This …

KTVU Reports Racist Joke As Names Of Asiana 214 Pilots (VIDEO) (UPDATE)

On Friday, Bay Area Fox affiliate KTVU told viewers the purported names of the pilots on Asiana Flight 214.<p>The problem was that the names — "Sum Ting Wong," "Wi Tu Lo," "Ho Lee Fuk" and "Bang Ding Ow" — were obviously fake. The news anchor read the names off the teleprompter and didn't bat an eye, …

Top five regrets of the dying

There was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps. A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common …

Frequent texters tend to be shallow, research suggests

Young adults who send text messages more than 100 times a day tend to be more interested in wealth and image than leading an ethical life, …